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Old 05-12-12, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hey from College Station TX! (Now with Pics)

Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

Any suggestions for a new guy?

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Old 05-12-12, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-13-12, 10:32 PM   #4
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Alright, I'll try and take a few pictures of the bikes and post up some pictures. I think I got kind of hooked up, happened to buy them both for really cheap because of people moving out of town.
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Old 05-13-12, 11:06 PM   #5
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I have a 97 trek 6000 zx, its been my go to mtb for years, great ride, bonded frame!!! I changed all the components eventually except the seatpost and handlebars.



you should post a link to the ad but $50 sounds pretty good so long as the wheels are straight and the frame is intact.
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Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

Any suggestions for a new guy?
If you find one, you can tell me!!

By the way, how many stations are there? Always wondered.
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Hey guys, a newbie here trying to get into biking. I used to be able to run before I destroyed my knee in the Marine Corps, but this seems to be like the only way I can try to stay in shape.

I found a 90's Trek 6000 mountainbike on craigslist for 50$ and a 70's Peugeot roadbike on there for 125$.
Their both need allot of changes with small stuff as in seats and a brake but their good enough to get me started I guess.

Any suggestions for a new guy?
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Old 05-14-12, 06:13 PM   #10
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Haha I guess I might have been misleading. I had found and bought a road bike and mountain bike off of craigslist. I think I got a pretty good deal on both. If it stops raining today I'll post up some pics.
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Alright, finally got some pics, here is what I'm working with


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Welcome! I have a soft spot for Peugeots.
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Howdy! Good to see another Aggie like myself on the forums. I'm Just getting in to riding myself. Heck maybe we can ride around College Station some time.
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Howdy! Good to see another Aggie like myself on the forums. I'm Just getting in to riding myself. Heck maybe we can ride around College Station some time.
I'm definitely down for that....lol I want to send you a PM with my number but I can't send PM"s until after 50 msges lol
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Old 05-22-12, 08:36 AM   #15
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Welcome! I am getting back into riding after years of sitting at a desk. I used a bike as my primary transportation while in school at A&M.
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you cant send PM's until you have 50 msgs? some one should really change that policy haha.
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